AWFJ Presents WE LOVE MOSES – Review by Jamie Broadnax

In the short film We Love Moses, a 12-year-old’s secret crush on her brother’s best friend is scrutinized. In one moment, her life and his are changed dramatically in one shocking plot twist. The movie explores girlhood, relationships, and sexuality. The prolifically themed coming of age story is written and directed by Dionne Edwards, and the film’s protagonist is Ella, played by actor Danae Jean-Marie. With gorgeous cinematography and brave performances this short film dares to uncover girlhood, repression, femininity, masculinity, secrets and shame. And it unpacks all of that through a young Black female gaze.

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